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102 Bible Verses about False Confidence

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Psalm 49:5

Why should I fear in the days of adversity when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast stored up?

Psalm 33:16-17

The king is not saved by the multitude of the army; the mighty man does not escape by much strength. A horse is a vain thing for salvation; neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

Psalm 31:6

I have hated those that regard lying vanities; but I wait in the LORD.

Deuteronomy 29:19

and it shall be, when that one hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst.

1 Kings 20:11

And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girds on his harness boast as he that puts it off.

Psalm 49:6

Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Isaiah 22:11

Ye also made a moat between the two walls with the water of the old pool, but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, nor had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.

Isaiah 31:1-3

Woe to those that go down to Egypt for help; and trust in horses and place their hope in chariots because they are many and in horsemen, because they are valiant, but they did not look unto the Holy One of Israel, neither did they seek the LORD! Yet he also is wise to guide evil and will not cause his words to lie but will arise against the house of the evildoers and against the help of those that work iniquity. Now the Egyptian is a man, and not God, and his horses flesh, and not spirit, so that as the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helps shall fall, and he that is helped shall fall down, and they shall all fail together.

Jeremiah 48:7

For because thou hast trusted in thy works; in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken; and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.

Zechariah 4:6

Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, said the LORD of the hosts.

Mark 10:24

And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for those that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

Psalm 62:9

Surely the sons of Adam are vanity, and the sons of nobles are a lie; to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 146:4

His spirit shall go forth, he shall return to his earth; in that very day all his thoughts shall perish.

Hosea 5:13

And Ephraim shall see his sickness and Judah his wound; then Ephraim shall go to the Assyrian and shall send to King Jareb; yet he shall not be able to heal you, nor cure you of your wound.

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim also was like a deceived dove, without understanding; they shall call to Egypt, they shall go to Assyria.

Deuteronomy 29:18

Peradventure there shall be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God to go and serve the gods of those Gentiles; peradventure there shall be among you a root that bears poison and wormwood;

Isaiah 36:6

Behold, thou dost trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt upon which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it, so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.

Job 11:20

But the eyes of the wicked shall consume themselves, and they shall have no refuge, and their hope shall be agony of the soul.

Job 15:31

He shall not be established; in vanity he shall err; therefore, he shall be changed into vanity.

Job 29:18

Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Psalm 10:6

He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved, for I shall never be in adversity.

Psalm 30:6

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes until his iniquity is found to be hateful.

Psalm 108:12

Give us help from trouble; for the salvation of man is deception.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 18:11

The rich man's wealth is his strong city and as a high wall in his imagination.

Proverbs 29:26

Many seek the ruler's favour, but each man's judgment comes from the LORD.

Isaiah 8:12

Do not say, A confederacy, to all those to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear their fear, nor be afraid.

Isaiah 9:9

And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and arrogance of heart,

Isaiah 28:15

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hid ourselves:

Isaiah 30:10

Who say to those that see, See not; and to the prophets, Do not prophesy right things unto us, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

Isaiah 47:7

And thou didst say, I shall be a lady for ever. Until now thou hast not laid these things to heart, neither didst thou remember thy latter end.

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Isaiah 57:13

When thou criest, let thy companions deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that waits in me shall have the land by inheritance and shall possess the mountain of my holiness.

Jeremiah 2:13

For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters to hew them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 3:23

Truly the hills are vanity, the multitude of mountains; truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

Jeremiah 5:17

And they shall eat up thine harvest and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds; they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees; and thy fenced cities, in which thou dost trust, they shall bring to nothing with the sword.

Jeremiah 6:14

They treat also the destruction of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 8:11

For they have treated the destruction of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 12:5

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, in which thou didst trust, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

Jeremiah 14:13

Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you true peace in this place.

Jeremiah 21:13

Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley of the rock of the plain (saith the LORD), which say, Who shall come up against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?

Jeremiah 23:17

They say boldly unto those that stir me to anger, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto anyone that walks after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

Jeremiah 49:4

Why gloriest thou in the valleys? Thy valley has slipped, O backsliding daughter that trusted in her treasures, she that saith, Who shall come against me?

Lamentations 4:17

Ain As for us, our eyes have failed in seeking our vain help; in our watching we have watched for people that cannot save us.

Ezekiel 8:12

Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, each man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the earth.

Ezekiel 13:10

Therefore and because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up the wall, and, behold, others plastered it with loose mud:

Ezekiel 29:6

And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 30:8

And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt and when all her helpers shall be broken.

Hosea 7:9

Strangers have devoured his strength, and he does not know it; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he does not understand.

Hosea 10:13

Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye shall eat the fruit of lies because thou didst trust in thy way and in the multitude of thy mighty men.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim feeds on wind and follows after the east wind; he daily increases lies and desolation because they made a covenant with the Assyrians, and the oil is carried into Egypt.

Hosea 14:3

Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods, for in thee the fatherless finds mercy.

Amos 6:1

Woe unto those that are at ease in Zion and to those that trust in the mountain of Samaria, who are named principals among the same nations which shall come upon them, O house of Israel!

Amos 6:13

Ye who rejoice in a thing of nought, who say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?

Amos 9:10

All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, For our sake the evil shall not come near nor overtake us.

Micah 3:11

the heads thereof judge for bribes, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet they come near unto the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? No evil can come upon us.

Zephaniah 1:12

And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with lamps and make a visitation upon the men that are settled on their lees, that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

Zephaniah 2:15

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! anyone that passes by her shall hiss and wag his hand.

Matthew 25:5

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Mark 14:29-31

Then Peter said unto him, Although all be scandalized, yet I will not. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me three times. But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said the others.

Matthew 26:33-35

Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended in thee, yet I will never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night before the cock crows, thou shalt deny me three times. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Luke 17:26-30

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;read more.
but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Luke 18:9-14

And he spoke this parable unto some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.read more.
I fast two meals every sabbath; I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, reconcile me, a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for anyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

John 5:45

Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

Romans 2:3

And dost thou think this, O man, that judgest those who do such things and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

James 4:13-15

Come now, ye that say, Today and tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain; and ye do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? Certainly it is a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Ye ought to say instead, If the Lord wills, and if we live, we shall do this or that.

Revelation 18:7

As much as she has glorified herself and lived deliciously, give her that much torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

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Isaiah 47:8

Therefore now hear this, thou delicate one, that dost sit in confidence and say in thine heart, I am, and no one else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I be fatherless.

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Matthew 26:33

Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended in thee, yet I will never be offended.

More verses: Hosea 10:13 Luke 18:9

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Zephaniah 2:15

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! anyone that passes by her shall hiss and wag his hand.

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

Jeremiah 48:7

For because thou hast trusted in thy works; in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken; and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.

Mark 14:31

But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said the others.

More verses: Luke 22:33

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Psalm 49:6

Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

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Hosea 5:13

And Ephraim shall see his sickness and Judah his wound; then Ephraim shall go to the Assyrian and shall send to King Jareb; yet he shall not be able to heal you, nor cure you of your wound.

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim also was like a deceived dove, without understanding; they shall call to Egypt, they shall go to Assyria.

Psalm 62:9

Surely the sons of Adam are vanity, and the sons of nobles are a lie; to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

false Confidence » Instances of » Peter, in asserting his devotion to jesus

Luke 22:33-34

And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, thou shalt deny three times that thou knowest me before the cock shall crow this day.

John 13:37-38

Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my soul for thy sake. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy soul for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow until thou hast denied me three times.

false Confidence » Instances of » Asa, in relying on syria rather than on God

2 Chronicles 16:7-9

And at that time Hanani, the seer, came to Asa, king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore, the host of the king of Syria has escaped out of thy hands. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thy hand. For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly, for from now on thou shalt have wars.

false Confidence » Instances of » Sennacherib, in the siege of jerusalem

2 Kings 19:23

By the hand of thy messengers, thou hast reproached the Lord and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof and the choice fir trees thereof; and I will enter into the habitation of his borders and into the forest of his Carmel.

false Confidence » Instances of » Hezekiah, in the defenses of jerusalem

Isaiah 22:11

Ye also made a moat between the two walls with the water of the old pool, but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, nor had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.

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